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Children's Shoes

Children's Shoes

This is a pair of red children’s shoes made around 1875-1920. During the mid-1800s, shoe factories began replacing family centered artisan business. The work was centralized, regulated and supervised for greater efficiency and subsequently lower costs to consumers. This change, though, meant workers no longer labored at home, set their own hours nor worked at their own pace and consequently changed their lives.
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shoes, pair of
date made
overall: 4 1/2 in x 5 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in; 11.43 cm x 14.605 cm x 6.35 cm
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Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Clothing & Accessories
American Enterprise
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National Museum of American History
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